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Ambler is in Northwest Arctic Borough.
The community was named for a tributary of the Kobuk River, which was named for Dr. James M. Ambler, who died of starvation after his ship was trapped in the Arctic ice in 1881.
The latitude of Ambler is 67.086N. The longitude is -157.851W.It is in the Alaska Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 316.
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4% of Ambler residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ambler ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ambler was $13,712, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Ambler residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ambler, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $238.
The average commute time for Ambler workers is 5 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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